Peloso, M., C. Morinville and L. Harris. (2018). Water Scarcity Beyond Crisis: Spotlight on Accra. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
E. Luker and L. Harris. (2018). Developing new urban water supplies: Investigating motivations and barriers to groundwater use in Cape Town. International Journal of Water Resources Development.
K. McFarlane and L. Harris (2018). Small systems, big challenges: Review of small drinking water system governance. Environmental Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2018-0033
Wutich, A., J. Budds, W. Jepson, L. M. Harris, E. Adams, A. Brewis, L. Cronk, C. DeMyers, K. Maes, T. Marley, J. Miller, A. Pearson, A. Y. Rosinger, R. C. Schuster, J. Stoler, C. Staddon, P. Wiessner, C. Workman, and S. Young. (2018). Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 5 (6):e1309.
Yates, J. and L. Harris. (2018). Hybrid regulatory landscapes: The human right to water, variegated neoliberal water governance, and policy transfer in Cape Town, South Africa and Accra Ghana. World Development 110: 75 – 87.
Tremblay, C. and L. Harris. (2018). Critical Video Engagements: Emotions, subjectivity and changing narratives of water resources through participatory video. Geoforum 90: 174-1.
Harris, L., D. Kleiber, S. Yaylaci, L. Rodina, J. Goldin. (2018). Water Materialities and Participatory Governance: Implications of water quality and access for participatory engagement in Accra Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Society and Natural Resources. 31, 1: 89-105 [S, LH as 40% contributor].
Shah, S.H., Rodina, L. (2018). Water ethics, justice, and equity in social-ecological systems conservation: lessons from the Queensland Wild Rivers Act. Water Policy 20(3)
Torio C, P.(2018). Leveling the playing field for metro Manila’s impoverished households. Water Policy 20(3)
Metro Manila’s water privatization is one of the world’s largest and longest-running privatization programs for a water utility. While traditional efficiency metrics show significantly improved service levels under this schema, local anti-privatization activists maintain that the program does not benefit the urban poor. Assessments from an equity lens offer a fresh perspective, using information from a consumer survey of 53,733 residential households, privatization reports, and field interviews. Results show that access and affordability remain critical concerns for impoverished urban households despite major service improvements. Philippine policy makers must address these twin concerns in order to ensure a level playing field for these vulnerable households.
Amber Wutich, Jessica Budds, Laura Eichelberger, Jo Geere, Leila M. Harris, Jennifer A. Horney, Wendy Jepson, Emma Norman, Kathleen O’Reilly, Amber L. Pearson, Sameer H. Shah, Jamie Shinn, Karen Simpson, Chad Staddon, Justin Stoler, Manuel P. Teodoro, Sera L. Young. (2017). Advancing methods for research on household water insecurity: Studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics, and political processes, institutions and governance. Water Security, 2.
• Existing approaches have advantages, but underestimate household water insecurity
• HWI methods must address economic, socio-cultural, and political processes
• Hard-to-measure dimensions of HWI can be assessed with methods we present